A catalogue of Western manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries and selected Oxford colleges

MS. Douce 49

Summary Catalogue no.: 21623


Psalter (portable)

With canticles (fol. clxxxv), etc.

Preceded by a calendar (fol. 4)

Followed by a litany (fol. ccii) and the Office for the Dead (fol. ccvi verso)

The calendar points to Therouanne or that part of France (St. Audomarus on Sept. 9, St. Maximus on Nov. 27, both in red), but the litany does not.

The first leaf of the Psalter seems to have been left blank

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: 9 + ccxix leaves
Dimensions (binding): 5.75 × 4.125 in.


Pächt and Alexander i. 287, pl. XXI

Good miniatures

Good borders

Good historiated initials

Good other initials

Calendar miniatures by a different hand


Origin: c. 1270–1290 ; Flanders, diocese of Thérouanne, region of St. Omer

Provenance and Acquisition

Francis Douce, 1757–1834

Bequeathed to the Bodleian in 1834

Record Sources

Description adapted (November 2023) by Stewart J. Brookes from the Summary Catalogue (1897) and Elizabeth Solopova, Latin Liturgical Psalters in the Bodleian Library: A Select Catalogue (Oxford, 2013), pp. 341–347

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (26 images from 35mm slides)


    Printed descriptions:

    S. J. P. van Dijk, Latin Liturgical Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, vol. 2: Office Books (typescript, 1957), p. 95

Last Substantive Revision

2023-11-09: Description revised to incorporate all the information in the Summary Catalogue (1897)